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The 12th edition of the Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen, spanning the period 1921 to 1963, maintains the excellence of previous issues. The changes include a revision of the chapter on the "Acute Abdomen in the Tropics," the addition of sections on acute porphyria, volvulus of the stomach, jejunal diverticulitis, and acute abdominal symptoms caused by vascular lesions and intestinal obstruction in infants and young children.
The 191 pages are divided into 21 chapters, beginning with principles of diagnosis, considerations of the history, physical examination and combinations of symptoms and signs in differential diagnosis; followed by chapters on acute
The Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen. Ann Intern Med. 1963;59:413–414. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-59-3-413_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;59(3):413-414.
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